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Ben Hopkins is a screenwriter, film-maker and novelist. Born in Hong Kong. Grown in North London. Educated at Oxford and the Royal College of Art. Has lived in London and Istanbul. Now lives in Berlin. Speaks English, German, Italian, Turkish and French. His films include features and shorts, fiction and documentary, and have won awards at festivals such as Berlin, Locarno, Antalya and Toronto Hot Docs. Works predominantly as a screenwriter, writing films in all genres for other directors.


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SEPTEMBER 2018: Good news! We have a publisher for my novel CATHEDRAL. Watch this space ...

Work has started on the screenplay of VATAN (FATHERLAND) - the real life story of Musa X; an action-packed biopic that takes in much of recent Turkish and German history. The screenplay development is being funded by the BKM (the German Culture Ministry) and is co-written with Atilla Oener.

I have recently completed INSIDE, a screenplay commissioned by Heretic Films in Greece... a kind of thriller set in a billionaire's penthouse...

Also recently completed: LIMONOV, writing for and with director Pawel Pawlikowski, our third script together. The script is about the life of Russian writer Eduard Limonov, adapted from the book Limonov, by Emmanel Carrere.

and... KASHGAR: a historical play based on some real events that took place in this (now Chinese) city, in the late 1860s. We'll be sending it out to possible theatres very soon.



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FILMS
NAPLES OPEN CITY 1943-1948
PAZAR – BİR TİCARET MASALI (THE MARKET – A TALE OF TRADE)
37 USES FOR A DEAD SHEEP
FOOTPRINTS
THE NINE LIVES OF TOMAS KATZ
SIMON MAGUS
MAX KLAPPER
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GWUPYGRUBYNUDNYLAND
CATHEDRAL
 


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